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Description - Language and the Internet by David Crystal

In recent years, the Internet has come to dominate our lives. E-mail, instant messaging and chat are rapidly replacing conventional forms of correspondence, and the Web has become the first port of call for both information enquiry and leisure activity. How is this affecting language? There is a widespread view that as 'technospeak' comes to rule, standards will be lost. In this book, David Crystal argues the reverse: that the Internet has encouraged a dramatic expansion in the variety and creativity of language. Covering a range of Internet genres, including e-mail, chat, and the Web, this is a revealing account of how the Internet is radically changing the way we use language. This second edition has been thoroughly updated to account for more recent phenomena, with a brand new chapter on blogging and instant messaging. Engaging and accessible, it will continue to fascinate anyone who has ever used the Internet.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521868594
ISBN-10: 0521868599
Format: Hardback
(216mm x 138mm x 23mm)
Pages: 318
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 31-Aug-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - David Crystal

Honorary Professor of Linguistics at the University of Wales, Bangor.

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